The Secret History of Rock: Episode 004

05 November 2011:  Surly Southerners

 

 

 

 

Topics

  1. The Retro Phenomenon
  2. Medical Mysteries of Music
  3. Deconstructing One Hit Wonders
  4. 1980
  5. The Tricky Issue of Sampling
  6. Useless Information

Playlist

  1. Blitzkrieg Bop/The Ramones
  2. I Melt With You/Modern English
  3. Baker Street/Foo Fighters
  4. Smells Like Teen Spirit/Nirvana
  5. Song 2/Blur
  6. Eat My Brain/Odds
  7. Mexican Radio/Wall of Voodoo
  8. C’Mon Eileen/Dexys Midnight Runners
  9. In the Meantime/Spacehog
  10. Games Without Frontiers/Peter Gabriel
  11. Turning Japanese/Vapors
  12. Something on My Mind/Teenage Head
  13. E=MC2/Big Audio Dynamite
  14. Scooby Snacks/Fun Lovin’ Criminals
  15. Bittersweet Symphony/The Verve
  16. Walk on the Wild Side/Lou Reed
  17. Scar Tissue (Live)/Red Hot Chili Peppers

Next week: Soundtrack songs, bad career moves, censorship, 1977 and album artwork.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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